EASTER: 29 March – 2 April 2018 – Fyffe River- Mt. Owen – Bulmer

The circuit proposed for this trip was the same as Easter 2007, i.e. Fri: Into Frying Pan Creek, over to Fyffe River and a full day up the Fyffe to Branch Creek Hut. Sat: Navigate east to camp in tarns area south of Sanctuary Basin. Afternoon explore from there. Sun: Continue south to Mt Owen, then drop off west to reach the top of the Bulmer lake amphitheatre. Camp at the lake’s southern end. Mon: Down Bulmer Creek through the bluffs and out down the Owen River.

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Flagpole -- 18 March 2018

Seven enjoyed a calm clear day on this hill near Glentunnel. We parked and walked in front of the implement shed to get onto the vehicle track that leads up the spur. At the top we saw no flags but there are a few poles and things holding up a mass of communications equipment.

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Serpentine Range 22 -25 February 2018

Put on your feathers’ Gary said as our group, warming up in the morning sun, were discussing down jackets. What prompted this subject was my mishap the previous evening, where unbeknown to me, I’d torn the back of my down jacket after catching it on a rock.

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Elcho Col - Brodrick Pass- 8-12 March 2018

Liz, is an Otago lass, who visited the Brodrick Hut on her honeymoon but had not reached the Landsborough.  She had scheduled this trip several times only to be denied by the weather.  This, however, was going to be the year.  

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Alpine Trip - Marion Plateau - 3-11 February 2018

“Cyclone Fehi devastates West Coast” and “Dart Track Closed” don’t sound good two days before the planned alpine trip to the Marion Plateau, plus the combination with a super blue blood moon seemed to promise an inauspicious start. Where else could we go? “No problem, it’s only the Snowy Gorge bridge” says Geoff through his information sources in Glenorchy and off we go.

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